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Wandering in Woodacre – 3 April 2021

Contemporary South Korean Art – Jihyeon Choi Below – “a small garden”; “way home”; “remember now”; “a leisurely mind”; “invitation”; “a small harvest.” A Poem for Today “A Note” by Wislawa Szymborksa Life is the only way to get covered … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 2 April 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 2 April 1827 – William Holman Hunt, an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Below – “The Lady of Shalott”; “Our English Coasts”; “The Birthday”; “Amaryllis”; “Portrait of Fanny … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 1 April 2021

Greeting April Below – Lara Vald: “April” Art for April – Ivan Didovodiuk: “April” A Poem for April from “The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue” by Geoffrey Chaucer Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 31 March 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 31 March 1885 – Jules Pascin, a Bulgarian-French painter and illustrator. Below – “Mija”; “Portrait of Mimi Laurent”; “Portrait of Lucy Krohg”; “Portrait de nu”; “Little American Girls”; “Model in Front of Mirror.” This … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 30 March 2021

This Dare in Art History: Born 30 March 1853 – Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch painter. Below – “The Starry Night”; “Wheatfield with Crows”; “Bedroom in Arles”; “Starry Night Over the Rhone”; “The Red Vineyard”; “Sunflowers.” This Date in Literary … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 29 March 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 29 March 1891 – Georges Seurat, a French painter. Below – “Bathers at Asnieres”; “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”; “Woman Powdering Herself”; “The Circus”; “Flowers in a Vase”; “Models.” … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 28 March 2021

Friends: Today marks the beginning of Holi, a Hindu celebration considered as the “festival of love,” “the festival of colors,” and “the festival of Spring.” In the words of one writer, “The festival celebrates the eternal and divine love of … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 27 March 2021

This Date in Art History: Born 27 March 1875 – Albert Marquet, a French painter. Below – “Fecamp (The Beach at Sainte-Adresse”; “View of Agay”; “Vesuvius”; “Aloes flour”; “La Seine à Rolleboise.” A Poem for Today “The Veteran” by Dorothy … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 26 March 2021

Contemporary Finnish Art – Dasha Pears: Part I of II. Below (photographs) – “Caught in the Shadows”; “Arrival of the Birds & Transformation – The Cinematic Orchestra”; “Pattern Recognition”; “Awakening”; “Two Souls”; “Red Drop.” This Date in Literary History: Died … Continue reading

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Wandering in Woodacre – 25 March 2021

This Date in Art History: Died 25 March 1932 – Harriet Backer, a Norwegian painter. Below – “Blatt interior”; “Pa blekevollen”; “Chez Moi”; “Kone som syr”; “Breton interior”; “Ved lampelys.” This Date in Literary History: Died 25 March 1969 – … Continue reading

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